HATTON, Ala. (AP) - A one-vehicle accident early Sunday claimed the life of an 18-year-old Lawrence County teen.
According to Lawrence County Coroner Micah Coffey, Matthew Kane Ruth of Town Creek was killed when the vehicle he was driving hit a dirt embankment.
The accident happened just after 3 a.m. on Alabama 131, approximately one miles north of Hatton.
State trooper said Ruth was not wearing a seatbelt.
The accident is under investigation.